Kaj Gottlob - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Copenhagen Stock Exchange Committee Hall, Copenhagen, 1942

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Copenhagen Stock Exchange was built by Danish King Christian IV in 1619-1625 and is one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings. Christian IV wanted a magnificent building and hired pyrotechnist Ludvig Heidrider to design the famous Dragon Spire. The spire is shaped as four dragon tails twisting towards the top where it ends in a spear with three crowns symbolising the close relationship between the three Nordic countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

    In the mid 20th century architect and Professor Kaj Gottlob was responsible for renewing a large part of the interior of the building. In 1942, in connection with the Merchants' Guilds 200th anniversary, he designed and furnished the Committee Hall and reception. In the Committee Hall, Gottlob created a beautiful interplay of different wood types. The walls, the ceiling and furniture were all made of maple, whereas the floor was made of teak, giving the room a sophisticated look.


Pair of rare sofas, designed for the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Committee Hall, Copenhagen

Oak, fabric.
Each: 77.5 x 242.5 x 80 cm (30 1/2 x 95 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.)
From the production of 6.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £42,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015